Senior Development Scientist - Genomics and Cellular
Posted 11/2/2017 11:51:25 AM
Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cardiff
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Role Summary: We are developing and expanding our capabilities in Assay Tool technologies with a focus on Genomics/Molecular Biology technologies for several areas of the business including Forensics, Customs and Consumables.
We are looking to engage the appropriate expertise to contribute to the technical requirements in these product areas, to work with the Business team to determine project prioritization and evaluate business expansion through other products, including for example digital applications, inorganic growth opportunities etc. Experience relating to Genomic / Molecular Biology workflows in applications, products and Customer needs for Forensics; NGS and Diagnostics would be an advantage.
This role presents a unique opportunity to join our dedicated, motivated and innovative team in Cardiff, UK. You will be involved in the transition of projects from research to development and manufacture (and product launch) as well as post launch activities such as customer issues and support. You will have experience in and actively participate in a leading role for all aspects of our development projects and strategic initiatives, being capable of lone working but also able to work within and influencing cross-functional teams.
Located at the Cardiff site you will report to the local site R+D Leader. Responsibilities will include:
• Cross-functional project execution including (but not limited to) concept discussion, program execution, Product design, specification, characterisation and analysis for use (primarily) in customer assay applications. Designing and completing appropriate test and characterization procedures, pilot trials, and commercial field delivery. Motivating the team and driving a sense of urgency on meeting program commitments. • Working with cross functional teams defining and prioritizing the program objectives, critical success factors and deliverables for the team, develop Process Validation and design transfer protocols, project plans and ensure adherence to schedules and project deadlines. Including to drive manufacturing transfer, efficiency and reliability. • Working with customers to solicit product feedback and leading cross-functional teams to drive customer support. Interacting with customers in procedures involving demonstration and technical support. • Addressing regulatory issues to enable products that are developed, manufactured or distributed to meet required standards. • Through a good working knowledge of CAPA systems, resolving and assisting in the closure of deviations initiated during qualification/validation execution. Initiating and implementing change control activities in accordance with site procedures. • Driving product planning and multi-generational commercial / product / platform roadmap execution, Supporting product evaluation from external opportunities. • Working with the Business Team and program leadership team to deliver quality customer outcomes on time and within budget.
• We are looking for candidates with vast productive and broad assay experience and Project Leadership experience, preferably with PhD or equivalent. • Experience of working within a large-scale industrial environment, Diagnostic, CRO or clinical analytical assay setting with working knowledge of Medical Device 13485 or other Quality Systems Management/medical device experience would be beneficial.
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• Strategic planner and thinker with ability to drive change across the segment projects • Sound technical and domain experience • Demonstrated experience on global product releases throughout the entire NPI cycle • Strong written and oral communication skills • Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to multi-task • Demonstrated problem solving ability and results orientation • Demonstrated LEAN skills
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